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Postby swoolston » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:37 am

Hi all I am a bit of a thicket and i am trying to set up on outlook and I can’t could someone please help with an idiots guide LOL
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Re: Email settings for outlook

Postby TatyanaB » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:58 pm

Dear Swoolston,

In order to setup email for OUT LOOK EXPRESS please follow the instructions below:

-- First, select "Tools" and then "Accounts" from the Outlook Express menu bar.
-- Next, click on the "Add" button on the right side of the new popup window, and then "Email".
-- Now you see a window. Type in the first and last name of the person for whom this new email account is to be setup for. Then click "Next"
-- In the next windows type the ENTIRE email address associated with this new account. This is what people will see when they receive an email sent from this new account. It is also the email address that is used when they click "reply" to your email.
-- The first item should by default be "POP3". Leave it that way.
-- Incoming Mail Server (also called POP3 Server). This field should be
-- Outgoing Mail Server (also called SMTP server). Depending on who you use for your Internet Access, this field is normally going to be the same as the POP3 server like Your SMTP server requires authentication. Make sure that you enable that in the settings. Use the same values as your incoming mail server for SMTP authentication.

NOTE: If your Internet provider requires that you use THEIR SMTP server, be sure to enter that in this field and NOT one associated with your domain name. You can confirm this by calling your ISP.

-- Account name: Type your entire email address for this new account. If you only enter "simon", it will not work.
-- Password: Type the password that was setup for this account.
-- Remember password: This is generally a useful option. It allows email to be checked continually, without requiring you to type your password each time that Outlook Express checks for new mail.

Please let us know if we may be of any other assistance to you :)

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Re: Email settings for outlook

Postby gazouteast » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:38 pm

There is a caveat to the instructions above

In both Outlook and Outlook Express (yes, they are entirely different animals) if you're hooked up to a LAN mail server, you have to enable "allow clients to use Internet Mail" on the mail server, then do as above - this enables the Outlooks to connect direct to the ISP mail servers.

If you don't do that, then all mail must go out through the LAN mail server, and trying to send the mail to the ISP mail server via an SMTP connector will result in all email bouncing back with a "relaying prohibited" error - you'll need to send it via DNS routing in the SMTP connector, AND have a fixed IP for the gateway mail server, publish that IP etc in a public DNS with reverse lookup, and have senderID + DomainKeys + SPF records in the public DNS for the MX (and a heap of other stuff I'd just linked to in the Hotmail thread in the Web Hosting forum, but which someone deleted.

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